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Bennett

Inver Grove Heights, MN, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Mech 1: The Parent

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mirron Willis
    Overall
    (266)
    Performance
    (246)
    Story
    (248)

    After centuries in stasis, a lost task force returns home. Arriving from the infinite void the surviving ships discover that the Imperium lies in ruin. The Homeworld itself is destroyed, and nothing lives in the Ancestral System except an infestation of unknown bipedal beings - creatures soft, red of blood and warm of flesh.... When you colonize a planet, make sure the owners aren't coming back.... MECH is the story of a new Earth colony built upon the ancient Homeworld of a civilization presumed (incorrectly) to be long dead.

    Mike From Mesa says: "This book needs a prologue"
    "Poor narration"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would if it was redone by a new narrator.


    What didn’t you like about Mirron Willis’s performance?

    Mirron's mispronunciations and extra sibilants are so distracting. One that kept gnawing at me was cryo being pronounced like Cairo.
    Gaaahhh.


    Was Mech 1: The Parent worth the listening time?

    I am only about an hour into it. So far, the answer is no.


    Any additional comments?

    I usually listen while I am driving. Because of that, I can't give full concentration to plot development, character development and trying to make sure I hear the words correctly.

    For that reason, I love audiobooks that come in series. I feel like I come to know the characters. When I start a new book in a series that I have already been reading, if the enunciation is good, I don't have to concentrate on that very hard. The same is true for character development. I already know the characters and a really good narrator can let me know who is speaking by their vocal inflections, accents, etc.

    Combine the fact that this is a new book in a series where I have to learn all about the characters, the gist of the back story and the the difficulty in listening to a less than stellar narrator and it gets pretty bad, pretty fast.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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